(New York, USA) For his first show in New York, three-times PIPA Prize nominee Henrique Oliveira takes over the Van de Weghe Gallery with an ambitious installation. The work comprises a life-size tree constructed from scraps of plywood and bark which, appearing to grow horizontally from one interior wall, bisects the room. The organic structure objectifies the disequilibrium of nature and society, and its immersive environment invites the viewer not only to see, but to perceive with the body.
(New York, USA) One of the most prominent Brazilian artists of her generation, Lygia Pape gained her first major retrospective exhibition in the United States earlier this year at The Met Breuer. Now it’s time for spectators and specialists alike to discuss Pape’s legacy in a symposium organized by the institution along Projeto Lygia Pape. Set for next Thursday, May 4th, the event invites a number of curators and academics – including PIPA Prize Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio – to talk about how this fundamental artist’s work relates to the broader context in which she was situated.